Li­ons help orches­tra

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Ti­tahi Bay Li­ons have some fans in the Vir­tu­oso Strings Orches­tra.

On Fe­bru­ary 28, the Li­ons, who run the Porirua Mar­ket, do­nated $1000 to the orches­tra, which gives free mu­sic lessons to decile 1 schools in Porirua.

Li­ons mem­bers then cleared their throats and helped the orches­tra with a spot of busk­ing on a busy Satur­day morn­ing.

The $ 1000 will go to­wards equip­ment such as mu­sic stands.

Orches­tra direc­tor Liz Sneyd said any do­na­tion was most wel­come.

‘‘If there were only 20 chil­dren in the pro­gramme, fund­ing would not be an is­sue, but the large num­bers have stretched the re­sources, so the spon­sor­ship by the Li­ons is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated,’’ she said.

Li­ons club trea­surer John Lin­schoten said the money was gen­er­ated from the mar­ket.

Orches­tra mem­bers were of­ten in the CBD on Satur­days busk­ing, which was how they came to the at­ten­tion of the Li­ons, he said.

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